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Psychoanalysis with Diversity in Mind - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (CE Book Group)

  • October 22, 2021
  • November 05, 2021
  • 3 sessions
  • October 22, 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (MDT)
  • October 29, 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (MDT)
  • November 05, 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (MDT)
  • Virtual using Zoom
  • 5


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


The Denver Psychoanalytic Society's Continuing Education and Diversity Committees are offering a book discussion group.

Description: This course will center on the book Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Attendees will discuss the books’ content as it relates to clinical work and larger societal issues that impact both clinician and clients/patients, assist clinicians to competently treat diverse populations and contribute to furthering social justice as respected members of society who see the impact of oppression on a population’s overall health.

CME Objectives: (after this discussion, participants should be able to):

    1. Summarize the influence over centuries, from one generation to the next of torture and oppression of the African people who were forced to conform to the exploitation and dominance of others.
    2. Apply the knowledge gained to improve clinical practice with diverse clients.
    3. Describe the role institutionalized racism has on individuals and society as it relates to mental health.

    Facilitator Bios: Jennifer Perlman, PsyD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Denver, CO. Jennifer has advanced training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, specializing in the treatment of complex PTSD and LGBTQ issues. Jennifer is particularly interested in using psychological practice and theory to help increase consciousness, expand global empathy and inclusivity to facilitate a collective healing. Sangeeta Patel, MD is a psychiatrist and recent graduate of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. She completed her medical training and psychiatric residency at the University of Colorado and currently works at the Veteran's Affairs hospital in addition to maintaining a private practice. In her free time, she enjoys being in the mountains, exploring new places, or chasing her dog around the yard.

    Books & Format: Participants will furnish their own books and be expected to read the assigned sections before each meeting. The format will be discussion by participants in the style of a book group, divided over 3 sessions. The course is limited to a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 10 people.

    Registration Details

    Dates & Times: Discussions will take place from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (MDT) for three consecutive Fridays on: October 22, 29 & November 5, 2021, using Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the start of the first session. Deadline to register is October 15, 2021.

    Cost:  $90 for Society members and $110 for non-Society members. Your spot for the group is not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid in full.

    Confidentiality: During this discussion we will follow rules of confidentiality for clinical case material including disguising identifying information. Please do not discuss any case material outside of the class. No recording of case material is allowed.

    CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend sessions in their entirety and complete an evaluation within 7 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, attendance, and completion of the evaluation.  

    Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds after October 15, 2021; any refunds prior to October 15th will be less a $30.00 administration fee.  Please retain your CME certificate for your records.  There will be a $3 charge if the Society office must resend a certificate. 

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Denver Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

    The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
    *Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. (Updated July 2021)

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